After my father gave me his blessing
For the first time, pronouncing, God bless you
As I left him to the darkness
He held me there and kissed my hand
For the first time pronouncing, God bless you

In all of the years that I had cherished him
He held me there and kissed my hand
And the child shivered with satisfaction

In all the years that I had cherished him
We understood no need to speak
the child shivered with satisfaction
the person in silence grew to become away

We understood no want to speak
As I left him to the darkness
the person in silence grew to become away
After my father gave me his blessing